|NH||Adopted 10/2013||Postsec.||Degree Granting Higher Ed Institutions|
NH ADC Hedc 401.011- 408.01
Establishes an evaluation process for awarding degree-granting authority to higher education institutions with a physical presence in New Hampshire. Also provides a process for continuing review, disciplinary action and fees. Specifies requirements regarding e...
|CA||Vetoed 06/2013||Postsec.||Approval of Private Postsecondary Institutions|
From bill summary: Authorizes certain private postsecondary institutions, which are otherwise exempt from the requirement in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 that they obtain approval to operate from the Bureau for Private Postseconda...
|NE||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Distance Education Section|
Redefines authorization to operate for purposes of the Postsecondary Institution Act by allowing that once authorization to operate has been issued it continues indefinitely unless otherwise suspended, revoked, or terminated, including such authorizations prev...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2013||Postsec.||Programmatic Review Fees for Out-of-State Programs|
Requires the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to establish a programmatic review fee schedule for postsecondary institutions located outside of Alabama offering units or programs of instruction in the state. Provides for the collection of the fees from o...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Expanding State Board and Higher Ed Commission Authority to Adopt Rules for Career Schools|
Authorizes the state board and the higher education coordinating commission to adopt rules for the general governance and operation of career schools. Permits such rules to be specific to the individual professions for which career schools offer instruction or...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||Postsec.||Private Postsecondary Institutions|
From bill summary: Prohibits a private postsecondary institution from offering an associate, baccalaureate, or master's degree program without disclosing that the institution, or specified degree program, is unaccredited, and lists specified limitations of the...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2012||Postsec.||Licensure of Private Proprietary Schools|
Relates to the licensure of private proprietary schools; provides for increased competition among schools to improve the quality of training provided at private proprietary schools and the quality of student performance in the workplace....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12|
|Debit and Charge Card Fees|
This bill amends state law to allow private educational institutions to charge a convenience fee for use of a debit or charge card. Such a fee is limited to bank processing fees and financial transaction fees, the cost of providing for secure transaction, port...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||Postsec.||Accreditation for Private Nonprofit and For-profit Institutions|
H.B. 1155 (sections 12 to 20)
Details authority, responsibility of Commission on Higher Education to authorize, revoke right of private nonprofit or for-profit institutions for operating in Colorado. Requires institutions to have regional or national accreditation, release financial data t...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||Postsec.||Regulation of For-Profit Postsecondary Educational Institutions|
Repeals and reenacts KRS 165A.340 to abolish the Kentucky Board for Proprietary Education and create the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education. Establishes commission membership and prescribes powers and duties. Directs the commission to hire an executi...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Education Commissions Governance Issues and Accreditation|
Abolishes the state student assistance commission (SSAC). Abolishes the commission on proprietary education (COPE). Requires the commission for higher education (CHE) to administer the functions formerly administered by SSAC. Establishes the board for propr...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Education Coordinating Commission|
Expands duties of Higher Education Coordinating Commission to include the development and recommendation of policies to ensure or improve access to higher education
by underserved populations, recommend and encourage student success and completion initiatives,...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2011||Postsec.||Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012|
Repeals the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act. Enacts the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012. Provides that certificates of approval granted by the state board of education under the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act repeal...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2011||Postsec.||Tuition Reimbursement Account and Proprietary Vocatinoal School Supervision Account|
Extends to 2015 the effectiveness of provisions of chapter 434 of the laws of 1999, relating to the tuition reimbursement account and deposit to the proprietary vocational school supervision account. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A07073&term...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2011||Postsec.||Private Postsecondary Education|
Provides that if the U.S. Department of Education does not have a relevant exam for an ability-to-benefit student (i.e., a student without a high school diploma or equivalent) to take before an enrollment agreement is executed with a private postsecondary inst...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||Postsec.||Unaccredited Doctoral Degrees|
From bill summary: Prohibits a private postsecondary institution from offering an unaccredited doctoral degree program without disclosing to prospective students prior to enrollment that the degree program
is unaccredited, whether the degree issued is in a fie...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.|
|Establishes the State Board of Proprietary Schools|
Establishes the State Board of Proprietary Schools in the North Carolina Community Colleges System Office. Provides that the State Board of Proprietary Schools has the authority to recommend for adoption and to administer all policies, regulations, and standa...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Online Information Regarding Certain Career Educational Entities|
H.B. 736 - Online Information Regarding Certain Career Educational Entities
Directs the Texas Workforce Commission and the higher education coordinating board to jointly develop a comprehensive strategy to improve and coordinate the dissemination of online information regarding the operation and performance of career schools or colleg...
|AL||To governor 05/2011||Postsec.||Oversight of For-Profit and Nonprofit Postsecondary Institutions|
Relates to the regulation of certain schools and courses of instruction and exemptions from school licensing. Clarifies the definitions of for-profit and nonprofit schools. Allows additional nonprofit schools to apply for exemption from licensure....
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Regulation of Public, Private Nonprofit, and For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education|
From Department of Legislative Services Fiscal and Policy Note: Distinguishes between public, private nonprofit, and for-profit institutions of higher education. Clarifies the scope of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act to include the unfair or deceptive off...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||Proprietary Institutions|
Adds to and amends existing law relating to postsecondary institutions and proprietary schools to revise provisions relating to registration and to provide for powers and duties of the director; to provide for civil penalties and to provide that a court may en...
|NC||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||Amends Law Regulating Proprietary Schools|
Amends the definition of "Proprietary school" to include an educational institution that meets all of the following conditions:
1. Is privately owned by a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation
2. Is established as a busin...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Proprietary School Oversight|
From bill summary: Modifies definitions. Modifies institutions that are exempt from the act. Provides for the division of consumer protection to issue certificates of exemption to specified institutions and establishes a process for issuing an exemption certif...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||Postsec.||Repeal Date on California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009|
Changes repeal date on the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2015. (Act provides for the regulation of private postsecondary educational
institutions by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in t...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||Postsec.||Determining Job Placement Rates for Graduates of For-Profit Programs|
From bill analysis: Requires institutions subject to the Private Postsecondary Education Act (Act) and the related oversight provided by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) to comply with placement rate calculations for specified programs, ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||Postsec.||Proprietary Postsecondary Education|
From bill analysis: Prohibits an institution from offering an unaccredited doctoral degree program without disclosing to prospective students that the degree program is unaccredited, and any known limitation of the unaccredited degree, including, but not limit...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||Postsec.||Approval of Private Business and Vocational Schools|
Amends procedures for business and vocational schools seeking approval to operate in Illinois, or seeking approval to teach supplementary courses beyond those indicated in the application for the approval year for which the certificate was issued. From July 20...
|TX||Adopted 05/2010||Postsec.||Accreditation and Authorization of Colleges/Universities Other Than Public Institutions|
19 TAC 7.3, 7.7, 7.11
Largely from Texas Register:
Amends provisions relating to degree-granting colleges and universities that are not Texas public institutions. Section 7.3 creates a "Conditional Certificate of Authorization" to provide a mechanism for an institution that is acc...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.|
Prohibits a person that holds itself out to the public in any way as a legitimate institution of higher education from using the term "college" or "university" in its name unless the person provides an educational program for which it awards an associate or hi...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2010||Postsec.||Proprietary Schools|
Provides for the accreditation, regulation and licensing of proprietary schools; authorizes a proprietary school to sell goods or services produced or provided by a student provided that, among other things, money from the sale of the goods or services is used...
|TX||Adopted 11/2009||Postsec.||Degree-Granting Colleges and Universities|
19 TAC 184.108.40.206 -.13
Establishes new rules concerning degree-granting colleges and universities other than Texas public institutions. As stated in the August 7, 2009 Register, "The intent of the re-write is to provide greater transparency of the rules regarding the operation of ou...
|Career Colleges and Schools|
OAC 3332-1-01, -02, -04.5, -11, -12.1, -14, -18 thru -22, -22.1
Amends rules regarding career colleges and schools. Replaces all references to the state board of "proprietary school registration" to state board of "career colleges and schools."
3332-1-04.5: Authorizes the state board of career colleges and sc...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2009||Postsec.||Registration of Postsecondary Schools|
Transfers the authority to register postsecondary schools from the Secretary of State to the College Student Aid Commission; adds "or other distance delivery method" to the requirement that "except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 2, every person, firm, a...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||Postsec.||Nonaccredited postsecondary|
Allows a person or entity to offer postsecondary education credit while seeking accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency; relates to an affiliation agreement; relates to financial aid programs, transcripts and federal financial aid.
|ID||Signed into law 02/2009||Postsec.||Proprietary Oversight|
Relates to proprietary schools; revises provisions relating to annual registration fees; provides for issuance of certificates of identification for agents of proprietary schools who solicit students on behalf of such schools; provides for criminal history che...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||Postsec.|
Amends provisions of law related to the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students Tech Award (TOPS-Tech Award). Effective with the 2009-2010 award year and thereafter, expands eligibility to include any school registered by the state board of cosmetology and an...
|NH||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.|
|Postsecondary Career Schools|
Amends the procedures for regulation of private postsecondary career schools.
|TX||Adopted 01/2008||Postsec.||Private and Out-of-State Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions|
Chapter 7, Subchapter A, Sections 7.1 - 7.24
Establishes new rules concerning Private and Out-of- State Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Operating in Texas. Allows the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to recognize accrediting agencies with a commitment to academic quality and stude...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Joint Study Committee for Proprietary Schools|
Concerns Education, Higher; creates joint study committee for proprietary schools; created a special joint legislative study committee to consider, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding the state's statutory and regulatory oversight of the creation and ...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2007||Postsec.||Nonpublic Post Secondary Institution License Act|
Relates to the Nonpublic Post Secondary Institution License Act. Before an institution is licensed under this chapter, the commission may require that a surety bond be provided by the institution in an amount in compliance with the regulations prescribed by th...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Recodification of Higher Education Code|
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - Recodification of Higher Education Code
Recodifies the law governing higher education. Changes references in provisions that cross reference to the law being recodified. Makes related changes. Repeals obsolete provisions. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the code revision commiss...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||Community College|
|Private Vocational Schools|
It is clarified that private vocational schools must meet the minimum requirements to obtain and maintain an operating license. Private vocational schools must demonstrate their financial viability and responsibility to the Workforce Training and Education Coo...
|NY||Adopted 12/2006||Postsec.||PROPRIETARY COLLEGE DEGREE-CONFERRING AUTHORITY|
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 3.46 and 3.58
Sets forth requirements that a for-profit institution must meet forRegents authorization to confer degrees and that a prospective owner of a proprietary college must meet to obtain Regents consent to the transfer of the degree-conferring authority of the insti...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 08/2006||Postsec.||Registration of Postsecondary Institutions and Proprietary Schools|
Repeals existing section 08.01.11 in its entirety. Sets forth the registration requirements for postsecondary educational institutions that are required to register with the Idaho State Board of Education ("Board") under Section 33-2402 and -2403 of Idaho Code...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||Postsec.|
|Accreditation Status Disclosure|
Requires that all out-of-state academic-vocational noncollege degree schools operating in good standing in the Commonwealth prior to July 1, 2006, that have not obtained accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Educa...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.|
|Registering Nonpublic Postsecondary Institutions and Proprietary Schools|
Rewrites provisions related to the state board's register of degree-granting postsecondary institutions. Clarifies that the state board must determine whether to accept academic credit at public postsecondary educational institutions in Idaho. Bars academic c...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.||Postsecondary Proprietary Educational Institutions|
Establishes minimum standards for the owners and chief administrators of postsecondary proprietary educational institutions. Adds conditions to the list of provisions for which full accreditation of a proprietaryy institution cannot be issued: If the owner or ...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.||Private School Licensing|
Relates to private school licensing; transfers duties from the state board to the department of education; requires registration of all accredited private degree granting postsecondary education institutions as specified; requires notification upon first entry...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12|
|Penalties for Violations|
Authorizes the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to recover a civil penalty of at least $200 but not more than $1,000 per violation, for each violation of the chapter relating to regulation of certain private and out-of-state institutions. The ci...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2005||Postsec.||Annual Approval Required|
This Act requires a private business or trade school or their agent to have its certificate of approval renewed annually based upon the original effective date of approval. Also clarifies the procedures related to hearings. http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/LIS...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.||Student Protection Account|
To potentially lessen the amount taken from the student protection account when a new school closes. Increases from $10,000 to $20,000 the amount of the letter of credit a new private occupational school must provide the state commissioner guaranteeing the pay...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.||Qualifications of Personnel at Career Schools|
Requires the owners or administrators and admissions personnel of private career schools and colleges to meet the minimum qualifications and training requirements established by Texas Workforce Commission (commission) rule. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-b...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.|
|Proprietary School Act|
From bill analysis: Modernizes the language and consumer protection intent of the Proprietary School Act, which has not been updated in 33 years, to better serve career school students. These changes will align terms and processes with national accreditation...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.|
|Regulating Proprietary Postsecondary Schools|
Prohibits a proprietary school from making or causing to be made any oral, written, or visual statement or representation that an institution knows or should know to be:
(c) substantially inaccurate; or
|VA||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2004||Postsec.|
|Nondegree Proprietary School Certification|
8 VAC 40-30, 40-31-10 thru -320
Incorporates nondegree proprietary schools into SCHEV current policy of self-certification. VIRGINIA REG 565 (SN)...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||Postsec.||Private Postsecondary Education Reform|
Relates to the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989. Defines nationally accredited institution to mean an institution that provides a degree, diploma or certificate and that is accredited by a recognized national institutional accr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||Postsec.|
|Private Postsecondary Education: Private Postsecondary|
Amends the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act. Makes a technical revision to delete obsolete provisions of a predecessor act. Revises the definition of a private postsecondary and vocational educational institutions to exclude institutio...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||Higher Education|
Provides procedures for a certificate of approval and the revocation therefor for private and out-of- state postsecondary educational institutions; creates the Workforce Development Loan Program for vocational and technical training loans; exempts Family Posts...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||Certificate of Approval for New Postsecondary Schools|
One provision of this bill requires a person intending to operate a postsecondary school, to apply for a certificate of approval from the state board of education prior to registering a name under this section. http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/d...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12|
|Licensing Correspondence Schools|
Relates to the licensing and regulating of certain schools offering courses of instruction; amends specify schools exemptions from licensing requirements; amends specification of the licensing authority of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, to ...
|WI||Rule Adoption 04/2004||Postsec.||For-Profit Postsecondary Schools/Out of State/Colleges|
EAB 3 and 4
Establishes rules relating to the regulation of for- profit postsecondary schools; out-of-state, non-profit colleges and universities; and in-state, non-profit institutions incorporated after 1991. WISCONSIN REG 20331 (SN)...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.|
|Institution of Higher Education|
Regulation of certain private and out-of-state institutions of higher education. Revises the definition of "institution of higher education" as set forth in the law regulating private and out-of-state colleges, universities, etc., to provide an explicit except...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2004||Postsec.||Private School Performance Bonding|
Relates to private post secondary school licensing; modifies performance bonding amounts....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||Postsec.||Private Postsecondary Institutions|
Defines non-Western Association of Schools and Colleges regionally accredited institution under the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Educational Reform Act of 1989. Provides such institution meet certain requirements before issuing degrees. Requires the bu...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 09/2003||Postsec.||Private School Accreditation|
Relates to private schools; requires all institutions of higher learning which are established, incorporated or doing business in this state, to first obtain accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This act would take effe...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||Internet Operated Schools Are Included Proprietary|
Provides that schools which operate over the Internet are included in the definition of proprietary schools; increases membership of the advisory commission on proprietary schools from eight to nine members, so that the board of regents appoints two members ra...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||Postsec.||Better Learning and Education Grant Program|
Creates Access to Better Learning & Education Grant Program; provides legislative findings regarding education provided by for-profit colleges & universities; provides for the Department of Education to administer grant program for students attending for-prof...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12|
|Postsecondary Student Fees|
LB 685, as amended, includes provisions from LB's 264, 683 and 684 pertaining to teacher certification and private postsecondary
career schools. Changes provisions relating to the issuance of administrator and teacher education certificates and permits to prov...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||Postsec.||Proprietary Education Board|
Moves State Board for Proprietary Education to be attached to the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Department for Administration, Division of Occupations and Professions, rather than the Cabinet for Workforce Development. Specifies that the three members fr...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2003||Postsec.||Private School Licensing|
Imposes additional requirements upon degree granting post secondary education institutions as specified; increasing fees for such licensed institutions; imposes a processing fee for all licensees; increases bonding requirements. To enforce this section, the d...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Purchasing of Materials for Private K-12 and Postsecondary Schools|
Authorizes the Department of General Services to purchase materials, supplies and equipment on behalf of specified private elementary and secondary schools; prohibits the Departments of General Services from purchasing religious materials on behalf of a privat...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2002||Postsec.||Nonpublic Institutions|
Relates to definitions in regard to the South Carolina nonpublic post-secondary institution license act; relates to exclusions from the definition of nonpublic educational institution; provides for those activities, courses, or institutions that come within th...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||Postsec.||Regulation of Proprietary Schools|
Modifies provisions related postsecondary proprietary schools; transfers the responsibility for registering and regulation postsecondary proprietary schools from the State Board of Regents to the Division of Consumer Protection....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||Postsec.||Regulation of Private Institutions|
Regulates private and out-of-state institutions of higher education....
|OH||Signed into law 11/2001||Postsec.||Institution Regulation|
Exempts from regulation by the State Board of Proprietary School Registration any accredited institution operated by a for-profit corporation that grants baccalaureate and master's degrees approved by the Board of Regents....
|IL||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Rules for Private Universities|
Amends the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act; provides that an educational institution that on January 2, 2001 enrolls a majority of its students in degree programs, has maintained an accredited status, and is regulated by the Board of Higher Educati...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Regulation of Proprietary Schools|
Prior to expiration of a certificate of approval, each proprietary school is required to forward to the Texas Workforce Commission an application for renewal. The Texas Workforce Commission is required to reexamine the premises of the school as frequently as ...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.|
|Education Cabinet Membership|
Session Law Number 123. Modifies the membership of the education cabinet to include representatives of independent colleges and universities: The Education Cabinet shall consist of the Governor (Chair), the president of The University of North Carolina, the...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Institutional Approval|
Increases the scope to include any institution that uses the words "college," "university" or "institute," which is intended to indicate that it offers postsecondary education; requires that the institution apply for a certificate of approval from the state bo...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Providing Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student Grants|
Provides higher education adult part-time student grants to students enrolled in post-secondary certificate, industry recognized credential and other skill development programs of study in demand occupations....
|HI||Signed into law 04/2001||Postsec.||Advertising Unaccredited Higher Ed. Institutions|
Exempts an accredited degree granting institution from the disclosure requirement under specified conditions.
From the legislation:
(B) WHERE PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL FOR AN UNACCREDITED INSTITUTION CONSISTS OF AN ADVERTISEMENT IN A PERIODICAL PUBLISHED BY A PER...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2001||Postsec.||Private Vocational Schools|
Relates to liability and licensure of private vocational schools; provides responsibilities toward students enrolled in such schools; provides the owners of such schools shall create a Tuition Recovery Trust Fund to assure payment of claims related to school c...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2001||Postsec.||Private Postsecondary Institutions|
Relates to the authorization and incorporation of private postsecondary educational institutions....
|DE||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12|
|Approval of Private Trade/Business Schools|
Amends a Section of law by confirming the corporations which may conduct private business or trade schools only with the approval of the Department of Education; requires that these schools obtain the Department of Education's approval before filing for an ori...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2000||Postsec.||Board for Private Vocational Schools|
Sets budget limits for the Oklahoma Board for Private Vocational Schools (salary of director, number of staff, etc.) and requires evaluation....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||Postsec.||Defines College|
Relates to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; expands the definition of college to include postsecondary educational institutions accredited by all regional accrediting associations....
|WY||Signed into law 03/2000||Postsec.||Private School Licensing|
Relates to private school licensing; imposes additional licensing requirements upon post secondary education institutions subject to licensure; prohibits specified practices; requires disclosure....
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2000||Postsec.||Governance|
Relates to the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education. One component requires the board to 1) Administer the student tuition recovery fund; 2) Receive claims against the fund from persons injured and provide students' educational records from ...